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Signed On Jun 26, 2003, 17:07
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $59M
25. Re: Star Citizen at $59M Oct 29, 2014, 18:13 grudgebearer
 
25 posts and 'theyarecomingforyou' isn't in here white-knighting the game yet?

Someone needs to check and make sure he is still alive.
 
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News Comments > Evolve Alpha Details
11. Re: Evolve Alpha Details Oct 27, 2014, 14:56 grudgebearer
 
Would have rather have seen some sort of 4 on 4 or 5 on 5 asymmetric alien type vs human gameplay.

There's a lot more potential in that model than there is in this 4 vs 1 crap.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Nears $58M
61. Re: Star Citizen Nears $58M Oct 13, 2014, 16:41 grudgebearer
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 16:12:
What concern is my mental health to you? I'm more concerned about you being an asshole.

Thanks for proving my point. Start the meds now, that way the landing won't be so hard.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Nears $58M
55. Re: Star Citizen Nears $58M Oct 13, 2014, 12:16 grudgebearer
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 11:59:

hahah why do you care how much time he spends reading about Star Citizen? I also have had a great time following the project and am enjoying the ride.
Once the game ships, if it sucks and I end up playing the game half the amount of time I spent reading about the making of it, does that somehow rewind the clock in space/time and make the past following the game less enjoyable? Does the amount some people have as expendable/hobby cash make you jealous because clearly some people are wealthy.
The more money wealthy people put into Star Citizen as well as just growing the amount of backers, stands to make the game that much better. As I said earlier, obviously there has to be some trust in the developers involved.

Wut?

I don't care how much time he spends, he's the one who said "I love watching all the behind-the-scenes videos, browsing the forums and seeing the game take shape" coupled that with the fact that he's in every thread here defending it...

I wouldn't spend that much time on a game, but he obviously wants to. I was just pointing out that his physical/emotional investment in this game is going to be detrimental to his health if it doesn't pan out.

You can spin the utterly ridiculous amounts of money some backers are putting into this game, any way you need to if it helps you sleep at night, but the reality is that spending exorbitant amounts or real money on virtual items in Star Citizen, is just as retarded as the $1,000.00+ bills in Clash of Clans.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Nears $58M
52. Re: Star Citizen Nears $58M Oct 13, 2014, 11:35 grudgebearer
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 10:36:
Which you're perfectly entitled to do. The advantage of episodic is that it gets the game out quicker and it allows CIG to incorporate feedback into future episodes. This isn't a traditional game - it is based very much on community feedback. The Next Great Starship was a great example of that, as the winner was voted off twice by CIG but ended up winning.

What I don't understand is why people are getting annoyed by how much the game is raising. If you're interested in the game then that money goes to improving the quality and depth of the game; if you're not then it doesn't matter. When I backed the game I wasn't expecting it to end up such a success and have so many compelling features added to it. Nobody was forced to back it - those who want to pass or wait until it is properly released can do so.

Star Citizen is an amazing project and I love watching all the behind-the-scenes videos, browsing the forums and seeing the game take shape. I haven't been this excited about a game since the original Unreal Tournament.

Jesus...if this game doesn't pan out to be the greatest game in the history of gaming, you are going to need to be institutionalized for the catastrophic mental breakdown you are going to experience.

Just the sheer amount of time you must spend watching and reading information about this game, and then defending it every chance you get must be utterly exhausting.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Released
21. Re: Wasteland 2 Released Sep 19, 2014, 14:46 grudgebearer
 
Combat is still pretty lame. They added headshot as a feature, but really as it stands you can pretty much put everyone on ambush and just wait for the AI to run blindly into your line of fire, until explosives come into the picture. Then it's whomever get's there pipe bombs/nades off first.

Definitely underdelivered on the "tactical combat" aspect that Fargo touted in the kickstarter and afterwards.

I got my copy free with my Torment pledge, so I guess I can't complain too much.
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
65. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 14:33 grudgebearer
 
My first guess is that the first major version Mojang puts out now that MS is in control will require all mods to support the current version, with some sort of framework for managing the mods built into the game itself...

After that they'll probably start trying to work the Windows App marketplace into Minecraft for future mods and releases.

 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Co-op Announced
3. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Co-op Announced Aug 27, 2014, 10:38 grudgebearer
 
Too bad this is Origin...I do love some coop....  
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Delay Confirmed
6. Re: Wasteland 2 Delay Confirmed Aug 19, 2014, 21:19 grudgebearer
 
Probably not enough time to fix the combat and total lack of character customization.  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta Begins
14. Re: Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta Begins Aug 19, 2014, 07:12 grudgebearer
 
mag wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 03:14:
grudgebearer wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 00:23:
Creston wrote on Aug 18, 2014, 22:06:
Wooohoooo! Between this, Wasteland 2, Original Sin and Witcher 3 in February 2015, it's a fucking GREAT six months for RPGs.

Have you played any WL2 yet? The combat is pretty terrible.

How so? Which camp are you from? "Not enough like Fallout" or "too much like Fallout?"

There's just no tactics to it at all. Early on before explosives, since there are no formations your guys enter combat in a clump, first round you move them to cover or just crouch and set everyone to "ambush". The AI is pretty tard, so they always rush into your field of fire, so most battles end by the second third round as you decimate them the first round. You literally have 3 options in combat, crouch, attack, and ambush which is basically overwatch. Later on it get's even worse because you get grenades, and so does the enemy, which are completely overpowered in that they are 100% accurate and do about 100 damage which is instakill unless you are level 10+.

No feats, no aimed shots, no body part targeting, very little environmental destruction; it's just really boring.

I hope PoE doesn't fall into that same hole and spend all their resources on the story and forget that combat is machine that progresses the story and needs to be done just as well.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta Begins
12. Re: Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta Begins Aug 19, 2014, 00:23 grudgebearer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 18, 2014, 22:06:
Wooohoooo! Between this, Wasteland 2, Original Sin and Witcher 3 in February 2015, it's a fucking GREAT six months for RPGs.

Have you played any WL2 yet? The combat is pretty terrible.
 
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News Comments > Grand Ages: Medieval Announced
3. Re: Grand Ages: Medieval Announced Aug 11, 2014, 14:44 grudgebearer
 
Kalypso's track record is spotty at best...I need to see some gameplay vids...  
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $49M; Ongoing Funding Explained
39. Re: Star Citizen at $49M; Ongoing Funding Explained Aug 6, 2014, 10:49 grudgebearer
 
winston149 wrote on Aug 5, 2014, 14:19:
Reading through the comments here, I'm kind of surprised at most. Just trolling for fun? I've followed the development of SC closely, and as far as I can tell, it seems to be pretty well on track. The core space sim technology is obviously there, and it's actually pretty fun to play around with all by itself, frankly.

On track? Yeah, it's on track to run right off a cliff.

SC has got to be one of the most ambitious games every thought up, and it is being managed by a man with a horrendous track record in delivering on his proposed ideas.

Will this game ever be finished? In my opinion, it probably won't be as far as fulfilling all of the proposed features it is supposed to support. More than likely there will be several module releases similar to the Arena Commander to keep people on the hook. They will all be buggy, and will need to be updated and tweaked and won't support all of the ever-expanding features, but people will be getting 'something' for their money.

In the end, the inability of the CryEngine to scale to meet the needs of the game will be blamed for its failure, and Chris Roberts will have the gall to ask for more money in order to create a game engine from scratch.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Valiant Hearts: the Great War
13. Re: Ships Ahoy - Valiant Hearts: the Great War Jun 26, 2014, 07:32 grudgebearer
 
VxChemical wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 03:57:
grudgebearer wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 01:08:
walrus1 wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 00:57:
grudgebearer wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 00:48:
Task wrote on Jun 25, 2014, 23:17:
...one of the few times a world war game has acknowledged a German as a human being...

A human being that had full knowledge of the fact that their government was mass-exterminating Jews, Roma, homosexuals, the handicapped, and any other group of people that didn't fit into their eugenic insanity of creating a master race? Are those the people that you are worried about as not being portrayed with "humanity" and "compassion"? There's a terribly small violin playing somewhere, but for the life of my I just can't seem to hear it over the sound of wailing in the death camps.

Wrong war there professor. You're thinking of World War II not I. A war that happened 30 years in the future. By the way how much the average German knew and how much the rank and file enlisted soldier knew is a debated topic, with lots of variations according to where they were stationed and where they lived.

The same people who fought in WWI were the people who sat by while their neighbors were rounded up in cattle cars 20 years later. This idea of portraying early 20th century Germans as anything other than the shitheads they were is historical revisionism at its best. But let's disregard the fact that these guys were the ones that developed weaponized chlorine gas to use on the battlefield, and instead romanticize history and show how this one guy didn't actually want to fight.

Guess how many French/British/Serbian etc... didn't want to fight but didn't have any choice when the Germans decided to come trotting into their countries?


Fitting user name there dude, but just relax, chill out, it was a long time ago. While some germans at the time were jerks and asses, you cant blame all of them for the mistakes, they were in both wars under an oppressive goverment.

You my friend need to bush up on your world history. The support for both wars from the German citizenry was extremely high until they started losing.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Valiant Hearts: the Great War
12. Re: Ships Ahoy - Valiant Hearts: the Great War Jun 26, 2014, 07:29 grudgebearer
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 05:38:
grudgebearer wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 01:08:
walrus1 wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 00:57:
grudgebearer wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 00:48:
Task wrote on Jun 25, 2014, 23:17:
...one of the few times a world war game has acknowledged a German as a human being...

A human being that had full knowledge of the fact that their government was mass-exterminating Jews, Roma, homosexuals, the handicapped, and any other group of people that didn't fit into their eugenic insanity of creating a master race? Are those the people that you are worried about as not being portrayed with "humanity" and "compassion"? There's a terribly small violin playing somewhere, but for the life of my I just can't seem to hear it over the sound of wailing in the death camps.

Wrong war there professor. You're thinking of World War II not I. A war that happened 30 years in the future. By the way how much the average German knew and how much the rank and file enlisted soldier knew is a debated topic, with lots of variations according to where they were stationed and where they lived.

The same people who fought in WWI were the people who sat by while their neighbors were rounded up in cattle cars 20 years later. This idea of portraying early 20th century Germans as anything other than the shitheads they were is historical revisionism at its best. But let's disregard the fact that these guys were the ones that developed weaponized chlorine gas to use on the battlefield, and instead romanticize history and show how this one guy didn't actually want to fight.

Guess how many French/British/Serbian etc... didn't want to fight but didn't have any choice when the Germans decided to come trotting into their countries?

You are a horribly misinformed, vitrolic, troll of a human being. How is hating an entire nation for the sins of their masters any different from how the Nazi's felt about the Jews you asshole??

I don't hate Germany, as a nation or as a people, but I do hate the fact that they have attempted to gloss over WW1, WW2, and the Holocaust in their history books and popular culture. And I'm certainly not going to feel a bit of sadness about Germans from the time period being portrayed as what they were, warmongering, racial-purist assholes.

You feel free to be butthurt about that all you want, but next time you are in DC, go spend the afternoon in the Holocaust museum, and see whether or not you still care about how much humanity early 20th century Germans are portrayed with in a video game.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Valiant Hearts: the Great War
8. Re: Ships Ahoy - Valiant Hearts: the Great War Jun 26, 2014, 01:08 grudgebearer
 
walrus1 wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 00:57:
grudgebearer wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 00:48:
Task wrote on Jun 25, 2014, 23:17:
...one of the few times a world war game has acknowledged a German as a human being...

A human being that had full knowledge of the fact that their government was mass-exterminating Jews, Roma, homosexuals, the handicapped, and any other group of people that didn't fit into their eugenic insanity of creating a master race? Are those the people that you are worried about as not being portrayed with "humanity" and "compassion"? There's a terribly small violin playing somewhere, but for the life of my I just can't seem to hear it over the sound of wailing in the death camps.

Wrong war there professor. You're thinking of World War II not I. A war that happened 30 years in the future. By the way how much the average German knew and how much the rank and file enlisted soldier knew is a debated topic, with lots of variations according to where they were stationed and where they lived.

The same people who fought in WWI were the people who sat by while their neighbors were rounded up in cattle cars 20 years later. This idea of portraying early 20th century Germans as anything other than the shitheads they were is historical revisionism at its best. But let's disregard the fact that these guys were the ones that developed weaponized chlorine gas to use on the battlefield, and instead romanticize history and show how this one guy didn't actually want to fight.

Guess how many French/British/Serbian etc... didn't want to fight but didn't have any choice when the Germans decided to come trotting into their countries?

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Valiant Hearts: the Great War
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Valiant Hearts: the Great War Jun 26, 2014, 00:48 grudgebearer
 
Task wrote on Jun 25, 2014, 23:17:
...one of the few times a world war game has acknowledged a German as a human being...

A human being that had full knowledge of the fact that their government was mass-exterminating Jews, Roma, homosexuals, the handicapped, and any other group of people that didn't fit into their eugenic insanity of creating a master race? Are those the people that you are worried about as not being portrayed with "humanity" and "compassion"? There's a terribly small violin playing somewhere, but for the life of my I just can't seem to hear it over the sound of wailing in the death camps.
 
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News Comments > New Deus Ex Details?
17. Re: New Deus Ex Details? Jun 17, 2014, 14:47 grudgebearer
 
Brataccas wrote on Jun 17, 2014, 11:55:
Other than the final chapter, I really enjoyed DX:HR Director's Cut -- set design and music were outstanding. Characters were a little cardboard, but still interesting. Looking forward to a trilogy, but doubtful the impact between games will be anything noteworthy. We've been promised that sort of thing many times before...

Yeah that last chapter killed it for me as well. In spite of the consolitas it suffered from, some of which could be disabled in the settings, it was fun and the story was interesting and the game play was pretty solid minus the boss fights, right up until they had to put "zombies" in it which is pretty much all that last level really is.
 
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News Comments > Line Of Defense $99 Early Access
57. Re: Line Of Defense $99 Early Access Jun 17, 2014, 11:41 grudgebearer
 
nin wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 21:19:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 21:18:
If I recall correctly, he said he would never post here again - and we all rejoiced....

Pretty sure he posted after that, too...


Yeah I remember him getting busted using alts in one of those last discussions, and Blue chimed in and said that the posts from the other account were coming from the same IP as Derek's, and the "other poster" claimed he was VPNd into Derek's network.

Found it, this was his alt that Blue called out
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Released
48. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Released Jun 4, 2014, 12:36 grudgebearer
 
I want this project to succeed, and not turn into a p2win game, but there are very valid reasons no one wanted to work with Chris Roberts for the last fifteen years.

I'll reserve my judgement for the final release, and happily pay full retail for a finished product if it is worth getting.
 
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